East Of Eden
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Ways To Be Wicked
Don't Toss Us Away
Sweet, Sweet Baby (I'm Falling)
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/04/2009 15:06:55
I first heard their single "Ways to be wicked" back in 1985 and fell in love with the song. I promptly bought the album (yes, it was vinyl then) and was astounded by the songs on this album. Maria McKee I truly thought was a huge star in the making with such an unbelievable voice. I then saw them in concert the same year and was blown away by hearing all these songs live. Mega band of the 80s that deserved more commercial success.
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Slipping through the cracks
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/03/2008 10:16:21
Hit any bar that features a PA system and a microphone on any given weekend in the UK and the odds are that you will find a karaoke queen murdering the 1990 Maria McKee hit "Show me heaven". It's firmly ensconced as a firm favourite along with "I will survive" and "My heart will go on".
There must be some unwritten law that dictates that women between the age of 30 and 45 must at least once in their life warble through one of these songs. The bottle of cheap plonk and three Aftershocks is not really necessary, but no doubt helps.
Unfortunately this song must weigh around her neck like the proverbial albatross. Detracting from her peerless solo outings and this, her Lone Justice debut.
A debut that is long overdue a critical reappraisal in my less than humble opinion.
A bit of history first for the uninitiated, and there will be many I'll presume.
Lone Justice started off peddling rockabilly and country covers on the LA scene in the early eighties, but even without original songs they quickly gathered a fan base that were apparently startled by the fire of their live performances and Maria's voice. Things were going swimmingly well for them from the word go.
So it wasn't long before Geffen came sniffing around and got them to sign on the dotted line. The band then got down to writing their own material and rolled out a debut that was critically lauded, but regrettably didn't set the heather on fire.
What went wrong? It's lack of success on its release may be due to it being too country for the indie rock fraternity and too indie rock for the country fans. Simply a case of an album falling through the cracks. Wrong place, wrong time. The majority of people who had bought it were probably as confused as the band at the lack of impact that it had.
Even a support slot across the US with U2 wasn't enough to nudge the record buying public towards digging deep and buying it.
Most critics and those who had been beguiled by the band found this to a shocking state of affairs. One listen and even the cloth eared will grudgingly admit that the album is a grade A classic.
If any single debut deserved to send a band into the stratosphere it was this one. Don't take my word for it though. Place an order. It's cheap as chips and I'd reckon it would be a welcome addition to most peoples collections.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Eldiablozine on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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